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  1. Lightning Round: The First ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ ...

    Grantland Staff

    Cool story: The Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer was supposed to debut on next week's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but it leaked Wednesday night. Then Marvel tried to pull down all the renegade videos. Then Marvel threw up its hands, tweete...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  2. Golovkin-Rubio: 'Muchas Gracias; Champion'

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Gennady Golovkin, perhaps the best middleweight boxer in the world, is an athlete you want to share with people. Watching his fights in person or on TV, you get the sense that you're witnessing something special, from the splendiferous, gol...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  3. Explaining ‘Civil War’: How Iron Man’s Going to...

    Jason Concepcion

    Last night, news broke that Robert Downey Jr. is close to reprising his role as Marvel Studios cinematic universe linchpin Tony Stark in 2016's Captain America 3. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige's plan for the Marvel Cinemati...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  4. How to Dismantle an Obnoxious Band: Six Things U2 Could Do to Be ...

    Josh Wimmer

    The worst part about being a U2 fan is just how goddamned uncool U2 is. A month ago, this band, my favorite band - one of the best-known, longest-running, and most critically acclaimed going concerns in popular music - gave away a...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  5. Mistrial and Error: RDJ’s Messy ‘The Judge’ and...

    Wesley Morris

    At least a dozen movies are opening around the country this week. More than half of them are in The Judge. Not different genres, per se, just different movies. There's the one in which greasy careerist Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) puts t...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  6. ‘Blackhat’ Trailer: Thor Is a Hacker for Michael Mann...

    Amos Barshad

    For the members of the Avengers in highest standing -- that'd be Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Chris Hemsworth, a.k.a. the ones with their own standalone Marvel franchises -- it's always a tall order to squeeze in non-numbered fa...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  7. Good-bye, Mr. November: Taking Stock of Derek Jeter’s Divis...

    Jonah Keri

    The most famous hit of Derek Jeter's career sparked a legendary nickname. Entering the 2001 playoffs, the Yankees' shortstop had built a reputation as a high-stakes performer, but he'd yet to earn a postseason moniker. While Reggie J...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  8. Mayweather-Maidana 2: Nasty Money

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Boxing often feels like an alternate sports universe, and devotees of the sport tend to treasure that bubble. It's a world that's openly corrupt yet has developed its own internal logic based on money and power, risk and reward, y...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  9. Boxing Relevance Report: Fighters We Love to Hate

    Eric Raskin

    In 2012, Grantland introduced the boxing Relevance Rankings, an attempt to combine pound-for-pound talent with marketability to rank fighters according to their overall clout in the fight game. The Relevance Reports build off of that franchise by gro...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  10. Wait, Is Marvel Seriously Not Making 'Iron Man 4'?

    Zach Dionne

    [Right off the bat: Marvel, like Grantland, is owned by Disney. OK.] Robert Downey Sr.'s son, Robert Downey Jr., had a chat with Variety over the weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival. He was there for The Judge, a new drama costar...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  11. 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' Featured the Rare Kan...

    Zach Dionne

    In May 2013, Kanye West did a couple of live performances of an AutoTuned piano ballad written for and about Kim Kardashian. The track was called "Awesome." In it, Mr. West digitally emotes, at length, about the future mother of his daughte...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  12. The Top Prospect Progress Poll

    Ben Lindbergh

    At last weekend's Saber Seminar, Red Sox senior baseball analyst Tom Tippett displayed this cryptic image of an undisclosed player's performance, as measured by an undisclosed metric, through the first 30 games of the 201...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  13. Why the Failure of 'Expendables 3’ Didn't Doom th...

    John Lopez

    Sometimes a rising tide doesn't lift all boats, especially when one boat is a massive cruise liner laden with a metric ton of 60-year-aged action star beef. Even though we all apparently decided to start going to the multiplex agai...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  14. Thought Experiment: What If ‘The Expendables 3’ Ignit...

    Shea Serrano

    Wesley Snipes, former big-name movie star, is mostly a nonfactor today. That's a shame. But it is not a static reality. And we are all, if you squint just a bit, standing at the precipice of change. A bit of backstory: Per his IMDb page,...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  15. The Key Battle for the Pac-12 North

    Riley McAtee

    The 2014 college football season is rapidly approaching. Are you excited? We're excited! We're also here to help you prep for the impending campaign with a steady stream of preview content. So check back daily (well, not on weeken...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  16. Let’s Watch Some NBA Rookie Dunk Vines

    Jason Concepcion

    Ah, the rookie. An athlete's brand -- that special kind of self-commodifying awareness -- exists in rookies as barely more than a fetal word cloud. And that lack of aesthetic rigor means rooks are open to trying things that could p...

    Blog | August 04, 2014